Anurag Tiwari, an IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh, was found dead near Lucknow's Meerabai Guest House in the morning.
The 2007 batch officer was staying in the guesthouse. According to staff, he went out for a morning walk but never returned.
His body was later found 50m away. His chin and body had injury marks.
According to NDTV, it was his birthday today.
Bengaluru IAS officer found dead in Lucknow
Officer was in town to attend his divorce proceedings
Tiwari, hailing from Bahraich, was posted as Commissioner, Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, in Bengalaru.
He was in Lucknow for divorce proceedings that are ongoing. Friends said he was in depression.
Statements of his family members will be recorded. Police have said they will comment on the case only after post mortem and other necessary probes.
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